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September 27, 2019 8:00PM - September 29, 2019 2:00PM
Michael Francis, Music Director
Tampa Bay Times Masterworks
Opening Night

Michael Francis, conductor
Aldo Lopez-Gavilan, piano

Gershwin: Cuban Overture
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Mason Bates: Mothership
Ravel: Bolero

Michael Francis conducts a melting pot of music that reflects Tampa Bay, with Cuban pianist Aldo Lopez-Gavilan on Grieg’s instantly identifiable Piano Concerto, Ravel’s Bolero, Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Mason Bates’ Mothership and Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3.  

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September 27, 2019 8:00PM


Opening Night - Straz Center


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